Iraq Bill Backed by Democrats Blocked in Senate – New York Times

The Republican Minority in the Senate filibuster another bill !?!? I am still amazed at the lack of negative attention the GOP gets when they filibuster. When the Democratic Minority threaten to filibuster you would have thought they were committing treason? Remember the “Nuclear Option”. How come the GOP is all about filibustering when they were so against it less than 10 months ago?   

Iraq Bill Backed by Democrats Blocked in Senate – New York Times
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 — A proposal to bring most American combat troops home from Iraq in nine months died in the Senate today, marking the latest frustration for Democrats trying to change President Bush’s policies.

The vote on the measure, an amendment to the defense authorization bill offered by Senators Carl Levin of Michigan and Jack Reed of Rhode Island, was 47 to 47, meaning that the proposal was 13 votes short of the 60 needed to cut off debate. Mr. Levin is chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Mr. Reed is a member of the panel.

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